by Arjun Walia
The world is changing so fast, and many people, at least in the developed world, are starting to see through corporately owned mainstream media.
They’ve been caught red handed ‘faking’ and lying about major global events on multiple occasions, and now, some of their employees are leaving their jobs and telling the truth about something that dominates a large portion of mainstream media. That being said, it’s clear that not every single thing we see on mainstream western television is a lie, but it seems that much of it is or at least has corporate and political bias’ behind it, especially when it comes to major global events like war and terrorism.
It’s unfortunate that our world has been plagued by political agendas, and that the infiltration of media has become out of control. Further, it’s disturbing to think that only a handful of corporations run and control mainstream media.
Ever since Operation Mockingbird, a CIA-based initiative to control mainstream media, more and more people are expressing their concern that what we see in the media is nothing short of brainwashing, and a number of ‘whistleblowers’ who actually worked in the industry have come out and said the exact same thing.
Below is a list of three of the most recent examples.
Dr. Udo Ulfkotte
Dr. Udo Ulfkotte is a top German journalist and editor and has been for more than two decades. He recently went on the record stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also mentioning that noncompliance would result in him losing his job. He recently made an appearance on RT news Stating that:
“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.”
Here is the full interview:
Below is a great TEDx talk from veteran investigative journalist and former CBS NEWS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. In it, she explains how “astroturf,” or fake grassroots movements, funded by political, corporate, or other special interests, ars very effectively manipulating and distorting mainstream media messages, whether it be political or corporate.
“I just fear that the public is continuing to be fed propaganda that unassuming Americans don’t realize their being fed.”
Amber Lyon is a three time Emmy award winning journalist at CNN. She has gone on record stating that the mainstream media outlets are routinely paid by the US government as well as foreign governments to selectively report and distort information on certain events. She has also stated that the United States government has editorial control over mainstream media content.
This Is Why Alternative Media Is So Important
It’s sad to think about the fact that the main source of information and ‘truth’ about our world, and what’s happening on it, is a television screen with with news from corporations with multiple agendas who dictate government policy. In some cases, what western media says is the complete opposite of what other countries report. We’ve seen this recently with Russia and the United States concerning ISIS, or Europe and the United States concerning GMO food, and we see it with many other topics as well.
Independent investigative journalists, and again, alternative media, are what people seem to be attracted to now. We can see it in the numbers, as alternative media outlets are now receiving hundreds of millions of website views. We are all naturally curious about our planet, and it’s good to see more people recognizing that it’s time to turn of our TV, and do some research for ourselves.
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